Card case with nine visiting cards

Object Number: 
1977.45a-j
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall (card case): 3 5/8 x 2 5/8 x 1/4 in. (9.2 x 6.7 x 0.6 cm)
Marks: 
engraved: on banner: "M. A. Dayton" in script stamped: on bezel: "D" romman letter printed: 1977.45b: "Mr. Justice Dayton" in gothic script printed: 1977.45c: "Mrs. Charles Willoughby Dayton/ 13 Mount Morris Park West" in gothic script printed: 1977.4
Description: 
Wrought silver card case with nine paper visiting cards inside; rectangular body with rounded corners and scalloped sides; hinged lid with bezel; repoussé image of the Capitol Building, Washington, D.C. on one side and image of Washington's tomb on the other; images surrounded by foliate scrolls; repoussé banner engraved, "M. A. Dayton" in script above the Capitol building; maker's mark, "D" stamped on the bezel. Nine rectangular paper visiting cards.
Gallery Label: 
This card case belonged to Maria Annis (Tomlinson) Dayton, wife of Abraham Child Dayton.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Laura Dayton Denby
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group